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    till the market offer the 50% off

    There is a market in my neighborhood that is used to offering 50% off each/every November. At the moment, I have no enough money to buy stuff like flash memory, Microsoft Office etc. Is this correct English:

    I have to wait until the market offers the 50% off this November.

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    Re: till the market offer the 50% off

    "I [I'll] have to wait until the market offers 50% off this November."
    "I'll have to wait until the market gives its usual November discount of 50%."
    "I'll have to wait for the 50% discount they offer every November."

    The only problem with the original is that "the 50%" implies the hearer knows which 50% you're talking about.
    I would use "I will have to wait", not "I have to wait."
    Last edited by Raymott; 18-Sep-2016 at 06:53. Reason: typo

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    Re: till the market offer the 50% off

    Please one thing:

    If there were no "enough" in post#1, would it be correct to say this: ... because I could not afford the price/the price is (exaggerated?).
    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 18-Sep-2016 at 07:03. Reason: Change "is it" to "would it be"

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    Re: till the market offer the 50% off

    'No' should be 'not' "I do not have enough money." or "I haven't got enough money to buy it yet."
    We don't generally say "I could not afford the price." What you can't afford is the computer stuff, because the price is too high. It's the thing you want to buy that you can't afford, not the price.

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    Re: till the market offer the 50% off

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    There is a market in my neighborhood that is used to offering 50% off each/every November
    I think you mean that it is the custom to offer a 50% discount evry November. You can't use 'is used to' for that. You'll nee something along the lines of:

    There is a market in my neighbourhood that offers ...
    It is the custom of a market in my neighbourhood to offer ...
    A market in my neighbourhood traditionally offers ...
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Sep-2016 at 08:57.

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